Here's where I remember I forgot to back something up. pic.twitter.com/9ZoktKMPGr— Mark Noyce (@Mark_Noyce) May 16, 2015
Windows 8, for its faults, does have a nifty little feature that makes it super easy to restore your computer. You can either refresh it, which deletes everything but your personal files and takes a few hours, or a complete reset which deletes everything and leaves you leaving your computer on overnight. I decided to do the second option. After backing everything up of course.
You'll be pleased to hear that despite my fears everything was backed up. I put some things on my external hard drives and others on my cloud services. No nude selfies though. No fappening for me. Not that anyone cares when a non-famous person has their nude selfies leaked.
Not everything was backed up properly though. I learned a while back that if you back up and copy your iTunes folder properly you can restore it how you left it. That is to say that your playlists, ratings, and things like that are saved. That's handy for someone like me who has over 2000 songs in their library and doesn't like the idea of rating all those songs again. I forgot the important step of actually backing up my iTunes library though and opened iTunes to discover that a few playlists were missing, as were a number of songs. They were safely on my hard drive though so it was just a matter of readding them.
Things like my stories have been backed up properly forever though. In fact they pretty much just live on the cloud. So there's no delay on Immortal Space or nothing and there shouldn't be, even if I buy another computer entirely.